Our Patients are Living Proof
Learn why GW Hospital is the choice for high quality healthcare in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. Get to know some of our patients and their compelling stories. They are living proof of the excellent care they received at GW Hospital.
Tony Abate has a passion for competitive cycling, so when debilitating hip pain threatened to sideline him, he knew he needed to get help.
Tracy has had hearing loss for most of her life. When her hearing worsened and other treatments weren't working, she made the decision to have cochlear implant surgery.
Bonita had a large blood clot in her lungs (pulmonary embolism). Doctors placed her on an ECMO machine and removed large volumes of clot from her arteries.
Danielle was diagnosed with a rare brain condition. Neurosurgeons used virtual reality to help save her life.
After having a serious heart attack, Don only had a five percent chance to live. But then he received ECMO at GW Hospital, an advanced procedure that saved his life.
Joel was diagnosed with stage four oral cancer. After participating in a clinical study at GW Hospital, he is now cancer free.
When Lauren learned she had the BRCA1 mutation, which made it more likely for her to develop breast cancer, she opted to have a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
When Jeffrey suddenly became ill, he decided to go to GW Hospital. Doctors diagnosed Jeffrey with congestive heart failure and helped save his life.
Putting Scott on the ECMO machine gave the doctors at GW Hospital time to diagnose his illness — an infection of the heart — and treat it properly.
Mark needed a heart transplant. While waiting for a donor, cardiac surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to keep his heart functioning.
Susan broke her knee cap when she was 34 weeks pregnant. She had an entire team of orthopedic and OB specialists monitoring her and her baby during surgery.